Meaning and Origin of: Graham

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Grain
  • English : Gray home
  • German : Raven

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Scottish and English : habitational name from Grantham in Lincolnshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Graham (as well as Grantham, Grandham, and Granham). See also Grantham.
  • The surname Graham is now most common in Scotland and northern Ireland. It was taken to Scotland at the beginning of the 12th century by the Norman baron William de Graham, holder of the manor in Lincolnshire, from whom many if not all modern bearers are probably descended.